Patient Comments: Schistosomiasis - Causes

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What was the suspected cause of your schistosomiasis? Where do you think you contracted it? Submit Your Comment

Comment from: Linda, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: January 29

I am not sure how l got fluke worms. But my mom worked in a family nursery and was pregnant. I am sure that is how l got them in my bloodstream. I was 8 years old, went to the bathroom, and a worm came out in my stools. My parents, took the worm to our doctor and he told us the worm lived in me ever since birth. But now l am 58, been spitting up fluke worms, and that started 2 weeks ago. I have spat out 2 in the last 2 weeks. I am trying to find some kind of answers to help me get rid of them. I am worried about schistosomiasis.

Comment from: Annelien, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: May 24

I had chronic urinary infections and gastro problems, and lungs did not function properly, before diagnosed with schistosomiasis.

Comment from: Everybodhi, 13-18 Female (Caregiver) Published: June 17

My friend's child contracted schistosomiasis while vacationing in Kauai, Hawaii.

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